Deadly Weekend in Colorado for Car Accidents
Aug. 31, 2020
Colorado Springs – Intersection Fatality
A heartbreaking weekend for families of car accident victims around Colorado as five different accidents lead to five fatalities. The first accident occurring at the intersection of Murray Boulevard and Palmer Park in Colorado Springs on Friday, August 28th at about 2:00 p.m. Although the investigation is still on-going, the police have stated that a black sedan was traveling southbound on Murray Boulevard and a blue pickup truck was headed eastbound on Palmer Park. The pickup made a hasty right turn into the passenger side of the sedan causing the pickup to roll onto its side, ejecting the driver in the process. The sedan was then forced eastbound and into the side of a home on the corner of the intersection. The pickup driver was transported to the hospital but unfortunately passed away due to his injuries. The driver of the sedan had only minor injuries.
Denver Highlands Accident
Later Friday evening, one person died in a car accident in Denver’s Highlands neighborhood. The two-vehicle crash occurred at 30th Avenue and Zuni Street. One person was pronounced dead at the scene but as of Monday morning, no further details were available on what lead to the incident.
Colorado Springs – One Vehicle Crash
Early Saturday morning, August 29th, Colorado State Patrol encountered the third fatal accident of the weekend. At about 6:50 a.m. a Mercedes SUV was traveling east on Falcon Highway near Curtis Road when the driver lost control of the car causing it to roll several times. All four people were ejected from the vehicle during the roll. When the car finally came to rest, it burst into flames. The driver and two passengers were transported to the hospital with serious injuries, however, the third passenger, a 16-year old from Pueblo, was pronounced dead at the scene. This investigation is on-going; drugs and speed are all being considered as factors that lead to the crash.
Grand Junction – One Vehicle Crash
At approximately 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning, Colorado State Patrol was again called to a single-car accident, this time in Grand Junction on I-70 and mile marker 68. The vehicle was headed eastbound, hitting the median consistently. In order to move away from the median, the driver overcorrected the steering wheel causing the vehicle to roll, landing on its right side about 50 feet from the roadway. One passenger was pronounced dead at the scene and the status of the driver is unknown as of Monday morning.
Denver Highlands – DUI Turns Fatal for Passenger
The last casualty of the weekend occurred Saturday evening back in the Highlands neighborhood of Denver. A 19-year old was arrested on suspicion of DUI after driving north on Zuni Street and hitting a parked car. The driver then lost control of the vehicle and went off the road into a light pole. The passenger in the back seat has died and the other passenger in the front seat was transported to the local hospital for treatment.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by these tragic weekend accidents. As with grieving, adjusting to the loss of a loved one is much more of a process than an event. For sound advice and practical help through all stages of this process, contact a dependable Aurora, Colorado-based wrongful death and personal injury attorney at Western States Law, P.C., in the Denver area. Home, evening, telephone, and weekend visits are available. Your initial case evaluation is always free and there are no attorney's fees until we recover for you.